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Application for next show due July 7
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WORLD HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY
Through August 4, 2017

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Botany & Zoology
March 10 to May 19, 2017

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Along the River, acrylic, Steven Schulman; Flower of Paradise Bird, watercolor, Joanne Yang; Why Hello There, photograph, Kristopher Schoenleber; I see You – Ferruginous Hawk, photograph, Joan Wheeler

Exhibiting Artists
Stephanie Barbetti • Ed. Belding • Dianne Belnay • Juanell Boyd
Robin Brown • Sue Chiu •  Lauren Curtis • NJ DeVico
Lakshmi Durga • Joseph Gilchrist • Carole Grand
Mary Allessio Leck • Steven Levine • Colleen Miller
Sadi Mizrahi • Adrian Nicoara • Andrea Orlando • Tari Pantaleo
Shelley Phillips • Teresa Prashad • Louise Reeves •  John Sandstedt
Kristopher Schoenleber • Uma Sankaralingam • Steven Schulman
Nancy Scott • Shahina Siddiqi • Ann Sisko • Jere Tannenbaum
Lynn Cheng Varga • Joan Wheeler • Valerie Williams • Joanne Yang

Joan Arbeiter, juror

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Swiss Chard, photograph, Mary A Leck; Verdant, oil, Dianne Belnay; Dusty Miller, watercolor, Andrea Orlando; Giraffe, pencil, Lakshi Durga; The Peacock and the Butterfly, ceramic tile, Andrian Nicoara; Tortoise, photograph, Lauren Curtis.

 

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Rhythm, Texture, Color

At The Gallery through January 12, 2017

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Tulip, a Memory, photography, Mary A. Leck; The Blues, photography, Robin Brown; Pineapple, watercolor, Andrea Orlando; Pink Sherbet, mixed media, Nancy Scott; Hydrangeas, watercolor, Barbara Hochberg

Exhibiting Artists
Stephanie Barbetti • Ed. Belding • Robin Brown
Richard Demler • Toby Ehrlich • Joseph Gilchrist
Barbara Hochberg • Avelene Jacobs • Mary Allessio Leck
Vadim Levin •  Steven Levine • Sadi Mizrahi
Andrea Orlando • Teresa Prashad • Louise Reeves
John Sandstedt  • Krisopher Schoenleber • Steven Schulman
Nancy Scott • Shahina Siddiqi • Ann Sisko
Jerry Spielman • Jere Tannenbaum • Joan Wheeler
Valerie Williams • Joanne Yang

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GALLERY ARTISTS SHOWCASE 2016
August 5 to October 14, 2016
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Anjana Babu Thulasi Bai • Stephanie Barbetti • Ed. Belding Robin Brown • Indrani Choudhury • Steven Cohen
Lauren Curtis • Richard Demler • Toby Ehrlich
Gerry Feldman • Joseph Gilchrist • Rhonda Goodwin
Wendy Heisler • Barbara Hochberg • Avelene Jacobs
Mary Allessio Leck • Vadim Levin • Sadi Mizrahi
Andrea Orlando • Tari Pantaleo • Janis Blayne Paul
Teresa Prashad • Louise Reeves • Pico Reinoso • John Sandstedt Krisopher Schoenleber • Nancy Scott • Shahina Siddiqi
Ann Sisko • Jerry Spielman • Jere Tannenbaum
Lynn Cheng Varga • Joan Wheeler • Steven Wojtowicz • Joanne Yang

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PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS Exhibit through July 29, 2016

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Top row from left, Maestro by Joan Wheeler, Childhood Dreams by Stephanie Barbetti, Oncle Vitale by Sadi Mizrahi and Jazz Singer by Jere Tannenbaum. Below, Terezin by Carole Grand, Memories from Spain by Teresa Prashad and Cafe Culture, Philadelphia by Indrani Choudhury.

Exhibiting Artists

Robert Ambrosio • Stephanie Barbetti • Ed. Belding
Indrani Choudhury • Richard Demler • Lakshmi Durga
Joseph Gilchrist • Carole Grand • Barbara Hochberg
Avelene Jacobs • Sadi Mizrahi • Adrian Nicoara
Andrea Orlando • Shelley Phillips • Teresa Prashad
John Sandstedt • Nancy Scott • Shahina Siddiqi
Jerry Spielman • Jere Tannenbaum • Lynn Cheng Varga
Joan Wheeler • Joanne Yang

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LANDSCAPES, CITYSCAPES, SEASCAPES  exhibit
continues until May 13, 2016

The Gallery in the South Brunswick Municipal Building
540 Route 522, Monmouth Junction, is open 8:30-4:30pm weekdays and evenings when meetings are scheduled.

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Warming Up, oil by Shelley Phillips;       Remember, photograph by Bob Ambrosio

The South Brunswick Arts Commission is committed to making its programs and facility accessible to everyone. If you have any questions about your visit please contact us at arts@sbtnj.net or leave a message at 732-329-4000 x 7635

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Landscapes, Cityscapes, Seascapes
March 4 – May 13, 2016

Opening Reception March 4, 6:30 to 8 PM

Taiwan's Mountains, Lynn Cheng Varga; Street of Sorrow, Carole Grand; Light, air, water, Michael Derer

Taiwan’s Mountains, watercolor, Lynn Cheng Varga; Streets of Sorrow, collage, Carole Grand; Light, air, water, digital photography, Michael Derer

Exhibiting Artists
Anjana Babu Thulasi Bai • Stephanie Barbetti • Ed Belding
Robin Brown • Juanell Boyd • Bonnie Bruccoleri • Richard Cleary
Lynda Woods Cleary • Michael Derer • Lakshmi Durga • Gerry Feldman
Joseph Gilchrist • Carole Grand • Barbara Hochberg • Avelene Jacobs
Mary Allessio Leck • Vadim Levin • Sadi Mizrahi • Adrian Nicoara
Andrea Orlando • Tari Pantaleo • Sajish Ramakrishnan • Louise Reeves
John Sandstedt • Kristopher Schoenleber • Nancy Scott • Ann Sisko
Jerry Spielman • Jere Tannenbaum • Lynn Cheng Varga • Joan Wheeler
Valerie Williams • Steven Wojtowicz

The Gallery in the South Brunswick Municipal Building
540 Route 522, Monmouth Junction, is open 8:30-4:30pm weekdays and evenings when meetings are scheduled.

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SBHS Invitational Art Show Announcement

2016 Exhibit Calendar

Following the Student Invitational, we will have two juried shows, a second Invitational and a final juried show.

Student Invitational   January 15 to February 25
Landscapes, Cityscapes, Seascapes (juried)  March 4 to May 13People, Places, Things (juried)  May 20 to July 29
2016 Gallery Artists Invitational  August 5 to October 14
Rhythm, Texture, Color (juried)  October 21, 2016 to January 12

The application for Landscapes, Cityscapes, Seascapes can be downloaded here LandscapeCityscapeSeascape-Application or from the home page of www.sbarts.org or picked up at the Municipal Building, Library or Senior Center. Deadline for applications is February 1.

 


Classic Subjects: Flora and Fauna
October 9 to December 31, 2015

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Top row: Lotus by Anjana Babu Thulasi Bai; Orchid by Andrea Orlando; Color Me Purple by Robin Brown; bottom: Summer Winds by Carole Grand, Color in the Mist by John Sandstedt, Hydrangeas by Barbara Hochberg

Exhibiting Artists
Stephanie Barbetti • Ed Belding
Don Bloom • Robin Brown
Carole Grand • Barbara Hochberg
Mary Allessio Leck • Chi Mak
Smita Nedunuri • Andrea Orlando
Louise Reeves • Anjana Sajish
John Sandstedt • Nancy Scott
Ann Sisko • Jere Tannenbaum
Lynn Cheng Varga • Joan Wheeler
Valerie Williams

About the show, juror Paul Mordetsky writes: Over the course of my career, I have been juried into, and out of, a great many shows, and, having been selected several times as a juror, I have also had the opportunity of being on the other side of the equation. The task of deciding who and/or what gets into a show – be it amateur, student, or professional – is a serious business not to be taken lightly.
Jurors have a responsibility to the eventually attending public to assemble an engaging and interesting show of the best works submitted. A show should be consistent in quality and merit and reflect appropriately high standards.
For the artists who have taken their time to submit work and who run the risk of rejection, the juror owes it to them to look deeply at the work, strive to understand their pictorial aims and to judge them objectively and squarely along those lines.
From the selections offered up, I looked for work that had a strong understanding of design and a solid level of skill in execution within the chosen medium. Ultimately, I wanted work that would be evocative and arresting, work that would provide us a moment’s vision of the natural world as seen, studied, and/or imagined by an artistic mind.
We have that with several broad landscapes with their big visions of space and, too, with a number of works that ask us to contemplate the world of flowers and plant forms up close. Some works, presenting us with a more abstracted representation of the world of flora and fauna, move us through a psychological or conceptual space unbound by perceptual rules. Two works, giving us an external look at no longer living creatures, evoke time and mortality as they turn us inward to contemplate those animals in their former states.
My congratulations to all, and I am delighted to have been able to participate.
Paul Mordetsky

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October 9 to December 31, 2015
 Reception Friday, October 9, 6:30 to 8PM

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It’s a Feast, Valerie Williams; They Were Alive, Chi Mak; Museum of Hope, Ed Belding

Exhibiting Artists
Stephanie Barbetti • Ed Belding
Don Bloom • Robin Brown
Carole Grand • Barbara Hochberg
Mary Allessio Leck • Chi Mak
Smita Nedunuri • Andrea Orlando
Louise Reeves • Anjana Sajish
John Sandstedt • Nancy Scott
Ann Sisko • Jere Tannenbaum
Lynn Cheng Varga • Joan Wheeler
Valerie Williams

The Gallery in the South Brunswick Municipal Building
540 Route 522, Monmouth Junction, is open 8:30-4:30pm weekdays and evenings when meetings are scheduled.

The South Brunswick Arts Commission is committed to making its programs and facility accessible to everyone. If you have any questions about your visit please contact us at arts@sbtnj.net or leave a message at 732-329-4000 x 7635.


TEACHERS AS ARTISTS AND MENTORS
July 3 through October 2, 2o15

The Gallery in the South Brunswick Municipal Building
540 Route 522, Monmouth Junction, is open 8:30-4:30pm weekdays and evenings when meetings are scheduled.

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Student work
Top row: Yumin Wang, Polina Kochetova, Nina Liu. Rosie Kojiem
Second row: Valerie Arsenev, Iman Syed, Chi Mak, Divya Patel
Third Row: Samyutha Srinivasan, Sarah Chang, Jacqueline Aquino, Salma Emara

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For this summer’s invitational, we feature work by South Brunswick teachers along with work by their students. Twelve teachers chose to participate. South Brunswick High School is represented by all the teachers from the art department – Dianne Belnay, Laurie Budhu, Norman Chow, Katie McMillan, Twila O’Connell and Betty Ann Snediker – and also Peri Sokol-Orlando, who teaches fashion design at the high school and Susan Goldberg, who teaches science. The middle schools are represented by Tracey Dovas of Crossroads South, the elementary schools by Tim Brennan of Indian Fields, Ellen Kazar of Brooks Crossing and Tracy Kociolek of Constable.
Students exhibiting are Jacqueline Aquino, Sarah Chang, Salma Emara, Polina Kochetova, Rosie Kojiem, Chi Mak, Divya Patel, Iman Syed and Yumin Wang from SBHS, Valerie Arsenev from Crossroads South, Samyutha Srinivasan from Indian Fields and Nina Liu from Constable.
These teachers and students have provided us with a wonderful summer feast for the eyes.
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Dianne Belnay • Tim Brennan • Laurie Budhu • Norman Chow
Tracey Dovas • Susan Goldfarb • Ellen Kazar • Tracy Kociolek
Katie McMillan • Twila O’Connell • Betty Ann Snediker
Peri Sokol-Orlando
Students
Jacqueline Aquino • Sarah Chang • Salma Emara • Polina Kochetova
Rosie Kojiem • Nina Liu • Chi Mak • Divya Patel
Samyutha Srinivasan • Iman Syed • Yumin Wang

 

CLASSIC SUBJECTS: LANDSCAPE AND ARCHITECTURE
APRIL 17  THROUGH JUNE 24, 2015

The Gallery in the South Brunswick Municipal Building
540 Route 522, Monmouth Junction, is open 8:30-4:30pm weekdays and evenings when meetings are scheduled.

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Clockwise from upper left: Perspective, collage by Nancy Scott; Fantasy Landscape, mixed media by Stephanie Barbetti; The Prow – El Capitan, watercolor by Catherine Gowen; Deciduo 15, mixed media by Ed Belding. All images copyright by the artists.

Exhibitors
Bob Ambrosio – Stephanie Barbetti – Ed Belding
Don Bloom – Lauren Curtis – Lakshmi Durga
Toby Ehrlich –  Gerry Feldman – Carl Frankel
Joseph Gilchrist – Rhonda Goodwin – Catherine Gowen
Barbara Hochberg – Bryan Jeppson – Vadim Levin
Sofran McBride – Penny Nuwer – Andrea Orlando
Louise Reeves – John Sandstedt – Nancy Scott
Joan Wheeler – Valerie Williams

Juror Janet Waronker writes:

When I think of landscape and architecture in art, my mind turns to en plein air and those breakout renegades, the Impressionists. I feel their passion to capture the light of day; to touch the transient and the transcendent. That desire to express one’s personal and emotional response to a place and time, is expressed eloquently by of the artists whose works are on display in this gallery. It was a pleasure to jury this themed exhibit that beckons to far flung sites and down country byways. Follow the artists who invite us to experience real and imaged worlds in a range of the media: watercolor, oil, collage, glass, wood and photography.

Nancy Scott gives us global Perspectives in her delightful and dizzying architectural collage. Catherine Gowen shares her mountain climber’s view on her way to the summit of El Capitan in Yosemite, sketched on site and later in watercolor. Photographer Johnson Sandstedt’s Park Avenue captures a striking view of the colossal rock formations in Arches National Park. Joan Wheeler stood in the rain to document one of her favorite natural wonders in, Lightning in the Canyon.

Isolation is a striking feature of Loveland Pass, Rhonda Goodwin’s black and white photograph. Barbara Hochberg stopped to smell (and paint) the flowers against a rocky coastline in Bodega Bay, while visiting California. Valerie Williams invites us on her travels with camera, to Mission San Xavier del Bac. Deep spaces and misty mountains inspire Lakshmi Durga’s oil painting, Smoky Mountains.

Bryan Jeppson’s oil, impressionist landscape A Day in the Valley, shimmers with the light of summer. Italy’s architecture is explored in Andrea Orlando’s watercolor and ink, Duomo of San Biagio, catching the play of sunlight on the rounded forms. A visit to the tiny and colorful Burano Island, Venice inspired this watercolor by Toby Brown Erich. And don’t miss Domo, Florence, photographed by Joseph Gilchrist.

Other artists look for hidden treasures closer to home, as Louise Reeves does in her photograph, Irises. Don Bloom’s oil, Hurricane Sandy Tree Stumps, sees beauty in the shape and color of trees left in the storm’s wake. The New York skyline feels intimate in Carl Frankel sensitively rendered Skyscrapers (charcoal and pencil).

Bob Ambrosio captures a moment in the photograph Reflections, as one tall tower is mirrored by another’s surface. I see Mondrian ‘s patterns in the photograph, Work in Progress, by Gary Feldman.  Spring in Parsippany celebrates new beginnings in Vadim Levin’s textured oil on canvas.

These artists bring us into imagined worlds, as well. With hard and soft edges and color, the eye is drawn to Ed Belding’s arresting mixed media, Deciduo, and Stephanie Barbetti delights us in rich and vibrant Fantasy Landscape. Embedded glass and mirror form Sofran McBride’s concrete abstraction, The GloamingFinds Itself with a Pocket Full of Winter. Lauren Curtis’ silhouetted trees speak of solitude and power in her oil, Dream of Trees 1. Hudson River Vista by Penny Nuwer, evokes the feel of Japanese brushwork.

Congratulations to all the artists!


Classic Subjects: STILL LIFE
January 16 to April 10, 2015
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Cafe con Flores #17, oil, Edwin Santiago; White and Yellow Gourd, photograph, Mary Allesio Leck; Dahlias for Home, oil, Catherine Martzloff. All copyright by the artists.

Debra Weier, juror

Exhibitors

Stephanie Barbetti – Don Bloom – Indrani Choudhury
N.J. DeVico – Tammy DeVoe – Gerry Feldman
Rhonda Goodwin – Catherine Gowen – Wendy Heisler
Barbara Hochberg – Theresa Hood – Mary Allessio Leck
Vadim Levin – Catherine Martzloff – James Occi
Andrea Orlando – Pico Reinoso – John Sandstedt
Edwin Santiago – Nancy Scott – Leona Seufert
Lynn Cheng Varga – Phil Welsher – Monica Weinschenk
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Still Life with Oranges, photograph by Theresa Hood; African Violet on Green, mixed media by Pico Reinoso, Okra, photograph by James Occi. All copyright by the artists.

Juror Debra Weier writes about the exhibition:

Still life as an artistic discipline has a long history. I remember my earliest drawing and painting classes which displayed a table of mismatched mannequins, old coffee cans, fabric, chairs and the like. How uninspiring! How unimaginative! Those were my early reactions. After a few semesters under my belt, I began to love the stacked detritus and find creative ideas hidden amongst the clutter. Still life is a wonderful tool for examining color, composition and texture, but can also be used as a catalyst for ideas.

While scanning through the digital images of the entries for this show, I was happy to see some very beautiful works of art inspired by still life. I saw considerable technical skill in both painting and photography, and some works took the idea a step further and created a sense of wonder, surprise, or something unexpected and fresh. It is this aspect of a creative work which attempts to reach us on a deeper level, allowing us to connect with our audience in a way that can change us, help us to grow, and see life from a different perspective. In this sense, visual art shares its inspiration with music, dance, film and other art forms.

I have not named each artist and the attributes of each piece. There were some pieces that inspired me more than others, some that I was not sure about because of the digital format, but I tried to be as objective as a juror can be in choosing works from a range of perspectives. Overall, I admire all of the selections for the sheer act of taking the step forward to create, and then to go a step further and submit work for the courageous act of judgment. My praise goes out to all of the artists!

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Clockwise from left, Carrots,watercolor by Lynn Cheng Varga, Reading Room, mixed media by Nancy Scott, Okra, photograph by James Occi. All copyright by the artists.


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This exhibition is a celebration, featuring local artists, devoted to American religious beliefs and ethnic traditions including Hindu, Judaic, Christian, Japanese, West African and Native American. These themes influence the artists’ subject, meaning and choice of media and technique.

Lakshmi Durga’s Mother and Son illustrates the story of the naughty young god, Shiva, being admonished. It is painted in tempera on wood in the traditional South Indian Tanjore style, including gold foil and semi-precious stones. Janis Blayne Paul represents the dancing elephant-headed god, Ganesh, in two distinct stone carvings; one illustrates his dance with realistic detail and the other seems totally abstract but clearly expresses the flowing movement. Smita Nedunuri also provides an elephant headed Lord Ganesha in mixed media.

Carl Frankel carefully renders in charcoal a small Bar Mitzvah boy reading from the Torah in the quiet and supportive presence of the Rabbi and elders. In contrast, Jewish Wedding Fantasy, a photograph by Gerry Feldman, is blurred making us feel as if we also are being jostled by the ecstatic crowd, as the bride and groom are lifted up on chairs to the joyful beat of the music.

In his photos Jerry Spielman shows us attractive views of the interior and exterior of two contemporary New Jersey houses of worship – a temple and a church. Elizabeth Peck offers a beautiful sketch of a church. Carole Grand pays a touching tribute to her immigrant grandparents in her mixed media collage, Remembered.

Barbara Hochberg shares six of her Jewish New Year watercolor greeting cards. Hebrew letter forms and words are inspiration for Vadim Levin’s colorful, painterly, exuberant abstractions. And Stephen Cohen meticulously employs calligraphy to acquaint us with the Hebrew alphabet and two exquisite Judaic texts in ink, watercolor, gouache and gold leaf. Also using an exacting illumination technique in these same materials, Catherine Kurtz Gowen reproduced the letter “A” from the Gutenberg Bible, ca. 1455.

The inspiration of her Japanese, Taiwanese and American cultures come together in Sue Chiu’s elegantly carved and raku fired clay products. Stephanie Barbetti shows dignity in sensitively rendered portraits of Native American Lenape Indians. Ghana Beauty is presented by Rhonda Goodwin in a creatively cropped and stunning portrait of her West African friend wearing native dress and handmade jewelry.

Disability sports is very active in our state and Joan Wheeler’s stop action photographs introduce us to three of New Jersey’s disabled athletes competing in top form.

Nancy Scott’s Inner City collage juxtaposes vibrant graffiti against decaying landscape. An older Italian neighborhood with a stucco building is rendered by Rosalind Orland who mixes small pasta into the paint. The figs you would expect to find growing in this neighborhood are provided by artist Andrea Orlando.

Did you know that there are monumental sculptures by Seward Johnson temporarily on exhibit at the Grounds For Sculpture? Valerie Williams, in her close up photos, shows us the iconic Marilyn and the emerging giant in Awakening.

Finally, don’t miss the bucolic references to our Garden State with Jersey Rolls by Valerie Williams and NJ Shore by Elizabeth Peck.

 


Gallery Artists Showcase
through September 30

Invitational Exhibition Featuring 31 Artists

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Delicatessen Interior, watercolor and ink by Don Bloom;
Spilled Ink, photograph by Robin Brown

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Participating Artists
Vimala Arunachalam • Stephanie Barbetti • Don Bloom • Robin Brown
Sue Chiu • Indrani Choudhury• Lauren Curtis • Lakshmi Durga
Gerry Feldman • Carl Frankel • Rhonda Goodwin • Wendy Heisler
Barbara Hochberg • Diane Kosco • Mary Allessio Leck • Vadim Levin
Kat Liao • Catherine Martzloff • Chiara Medici • Andrea Orlando
Rosalind Ormand • Tari Pantaleo • Olga Prokopenko • John Sandstedt
Nancy Scott • Jerry Spielman •  Stacy Swiderski • Lynn Cheng Varga
Ellen Veden • Joan Wheeler • Valerie Williams


 Through June 30

New Jersey’s Natural Wonders
APRIL 11 – JUNE 30, 2014

Delaware River At Sunset ©2014 Mary Allessio Leck, photograph

Delaware River At Sunset ©2014 Mary Allessio Leck, photograph

Blue Tree ©2014 Nancy Scott, collage

Blue Tree ©2014 Nancy Scott, collage

 

Icescape ©2014 Dawn Benko, photograph

Icescape ©2014 Dawn Benko, photograph


New Jersey’s Natural Wonders Exhibitors

Stephanie Barbetti  • D’Angelo Barrow • Dawn Benko
Robin Brown • Carol Clemens • Margaret Cohen • Lauren Curtis
Gerry Feldman • Anita Gladstone • Rhonda Goodwin
Barbara Hochberg  • Mary Allessio Leck • Vadim Levin
Judith Moore • Andrea Orlando •  John Sandstedt
Nancy Scott • Stacy Swiderski • Lynn Cheng Varga
Joan Wheeler • Valerie Williams

 

 

 


Historic New Jersey
JANUARY 31 TO MARCH 31
South Brunswick Municipal Building
540 Route 522, Monmouth Junction

Restrooms, photograph ©2013 Louise Reeves

Restrooms, photograph ©2013 Louise Reeves

Aftermath, Jersey Show, collage ©Nancy Scott

Aftermath, Jersey Show, collage ©Nancy Scott

 

Battle of Trenton, photograph ©2014 Joan Wheeler

Battle of Trenton, photograph ©2014 Joan Wheeler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibiting Artists

Olga Prokopenko, John Sandstedt, Dayton
Stephanie Barbetti, Mary Allessio Leck, Kendall Park
Lakshmi Durga, Rhonda Goodwin, Barbara Hochberg, Monmouth Junction
Jerry Spielman, West Windsor
Gerry Feldman, Vadim Levin, East Brunswick
Louise Reeves, North Brunswick
Catherine Gowen, Princeton
Joseph Gilchrist, Hamilton
Nancy Scott, Lawrenceville
Valerie Williams, Ewing
Sue Green, Monroe Township
Indrani Choudhury, Edison
Lynn Cheng Varga, Yardville
Joan Wheeler, Shamong

 


LEGENDARY LOCATIONS
Exhibit OCTOBER 11, 2013–January 7, 2014

Exhibiting Artists

Stephanie Barbetti  –  Heather Barros  –  Don Bloom  –  Indrani Choudhury
Joseph Gilchrist  –  Rhonda Goodwin  –  Catherine Gowen  –  Carole Grand
Wendy Heisler  –  Barbara Hochberg  –  Vadim Levin  –  Catherine Martzloff
Chiara Medici  –  Andrea Orlando  –  Tari Pantaleo  –  Olga Prokopenko
Christa Schneider  –  Nancy Scott  –  Laura Stenburg  –  Gerald Spielman
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Teachers As Artists IV
Exhibit July 9–October 2, 2013

Six talented South Brunswick teachers responded to our invitation to display some of their recent works for our biennial summer show “Teachers As Artists ”. Their works, as unique as each individual teacher, provide a variety of subjects and media for a diverse art collection. They draw their inspiration from many subjects; from children to manmade objects, rendered in a variety of media from pencil to photography. What inspires these artists? For some, quite simply it’s some of the people they hold close their heart.

Children are a natural theme to for works by teachers, and the sensitive pencil depictions of infant “Natalia Jane ” by Tracy Kociolek, contemplative “Timothy ” by Ellen Elfo Kazar and the gently humorous acrylic “New American Past-time ” by Laurie Budhu portray children in a variety of perspectives. The artists are intrigued by the innocence of a child and illustrating the brevity of youth.

For other artists, their attention is drawn to the outdoors. Nature is a theme treated both realistically in Budhu’s “Amish Road ”, “Lake Ceva Gazebo ” and “Perfect Peace ” and in a more abstract manner by Dianne Belnay in her oils; “Thistle Nocturne ”, “Last Year’s Leaves ” and the watercolor “Tendrils ”. Budhu enjoys capturing the essence of the places she has visited, while Belnay often paints what resonates in her mind. Nature as pattern also appears in Kazar’s photograph “Sad Susan ”. Kazar enjoys capturing an emotion is black and white photography.

Still others find the ordinary extraordinary. Timothy Brennan’ photographs “Brainerd Lake Sunset ” and “Icicles” shows nature both realistically and as more abstract pattern at the same time. His series “Chains ” shows pattern in manmade objects as well. Brennan finds interest in objects that others would otherwise pass by and miss the beauty in the details of an image.

Yet others are moved by impulse. John Marron’s spontaneous and expressive “Winter Light ” and “Blue Eel” sumi-e ink paintings are at the extreme end of the realism-abstraction continuum. His work is serendipitous allowing movements made by his hand to lead the creation of his art. It is then later that he defines the expression of the painting.

Together the artists present a varied and engaging visual experience.

Last Year's Leaves, acrylic, ©2013 Dianne Belnay

Last Year’s Leaves, acrylic, ©2013 Dianne Belnay

 

Sad Susan, photograph, ©2013 Ellen Elfo Kazar

Sad Susan, photograph, ©2013 Ellen Elfo Kazar

 

 

Winter Light, sumi-e, ©2013 John Marron

Winter Light, sumi-e, ©2013 John Marron

 

Icicles, photograph, ©2013 Timothy Brennan

Icicles, photograph, ©2013 Timothy Brennan

Lake Ceva Gazebo, acrylic, ©2013 Laurie Budhu

Lake Ceva Gazebo, acrylic, ©2013 Laurie Budhu

funded in part by Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission grant

 

Blue Eel, sumi-e, ©2013 John Marron

Blue Eel, sumi-e, ©2013 John Marron

Thistle Nocturrn, oil, ©2013 Dianne Belnay

Thistle Nocturrn, oil, ©2013 Dianne Belnay

Timothy, pencil, ©2013 Ellen Elfo Kazar

Timothy, pencil, ©2013 Ellen Elfo Kazar

 

New American Past-time, acrylic, ©2013 Laurie Budhu

New American Past-time, acrylic, ©2013 Laurie Budhu

 

Brainerd Lake Sunset, photo, ©2013 Timothy Brennan

Brainerd Lake Sunset, photo, ©2013 Timothy Brennan

 

Natalia Jane, pencil, ©2013 Tracy Kociolek

Natalia Jane, pencil, ©2013 Tracy Kociolek

 

The Gallery in the South Brunswick Municipal Building,    

540 Route 522, Monmouth Junction, is open 8:30-4:30pm weekdays and evenings when meetings are scheduled.

funded in part by Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission grant


Natural Celebrations
APRIL 19 – JUNE 25, 2013

 Glories of the natural world, forests, meadows, gardens – celebrating the color and beauty that nature adds to our lives.

Exhibiting Artists
Ahuva Arie
Joan Arbeiter
Stephanie Barbetti
Don Bloom
Sue Chiu
Indrani Choudhury
Lakshmi Durga
Carl  Frankel
Barbara Hochberg
Wendy Heisler
Diane Kosco
May Lee
Vadim Levin
Rosalind Orland
Nancy Scott



FANTASTIC TALES

JANUARY 15–APRIL 3

Dream Dancer, Photograph ©2013 Jerry Spielman

Dream Dancer, Photograph ©2013 Jerry Spielman

Exhibiting Artists

Ahuva Arie
Stephanie Barbetti
Don Bloom
Lauren Curtis
Gerry Feldman
Bill Hoo
Marla N. Powers
William Powers
John Sandstedt
Nancy Scott
Tatiana L. Sougakova
Jerry Spielman

October 9, 2012 — January 7, 2013

THE PLACES OF OUR LIVES

Juror’s Statement:

The exhibiting artists present work in a range of styles that use traditional materials and classical and contemporary techniques, offering an array of sites and ideas for the viewer to contemplate. Some are fanciful and wondrous, Carole Grand (Time and Eternity) and some are charged with sentimental thoughts Vimala Arunachalam (The Mill) and Norma Jean DeVico (Bowman Tower by Thompson Neely House). Barbara Hochberg (Mill Hill) and Pablo Riestra (Alexander Hall) jog our “historical” memories and Marla N. Powers (Reaching for the Sun) imagines the future. Bill Hoo (End of the Wetlands) asks us to contemplate the effect of the past and present on the future.

Four of the artists present figurative pieces. William Powers (War Path) shares the Native American tradition of ledger drawings and Nancy Scott (Characters in Search of A Playwright) references our theatrical history. Linda M. Nestor (Day Dreaming) and Ranna Chaudry (Apathetic Assembly) remind us that the everyday, quiet moments are also about place.

Some artists create their images of place with collage. The cutting and piecing of paper, photographs and other media enables the artist to literally construct the place they imagine while Stephanie Barbetti (A Visitor’s Entrance) uses geometric abstract paintings to construct her places. Ahuva Arie (Guarding the City), Wendy Heister (Autumn in Ojai) and Kathleen Liao (My Italy) present far away, yet familiar, locations for us to consider.

While cultural traditions, specific vistas and buildings and personal imaginings moor our individual spaces, we share and acknowledge our visions and responses, celebrating community.

–Yvonne Skaggs, juror

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Ahuva Arie, West Windsor
Vimala Arunachalam, Plainsboro
Stephanie Barbetti, Kendall Park
Ranna Chaudry, Monmouth Junction
Norma Jean DeVico, Titusville
Carole Grand, East Brunswick
Wendy Heisler, Monmouth Junction
Barbara Hochberg, Monmouth Junction
Bill Hoo, Plainsboro
Kathleen Liao, Princeton Junction
Linda M. Nestor, Dayton
Marla K. Powers, Kendall Park
William Powers, Kendall Park
Pablo Riestra, Plainsboro
Nancy Scott, Lawrenceville

 


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